Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to children, usually girls, under the age of 18 between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study from researchers at McGill University. In recent years, an increasing number of child marriages have been common-law unions.
The IHSP's Arijit Nandi co-authored an article in Epidemiology:
Batomen B, Moore L, Strumpf E, Nandi A
Addressing competing risks when assessing the impact of health services interventions on hospital length of stay
Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)
November 23, 2020 - Volume Published Ahead of Print
DOI: 10.1097/ede.0000000000001307. PMID: 33284168.
The IHSP's Jill Baumgartner co-authored an article in Chemosphere:
Santa-Rios A, Barst BD, Tejeda L, et al.
Dried blood spots to characterize mercury speciation and exposure in a Colombian artisanal and small-scale gold mining community
Chemosphere 2020, 129001, ISSN 0045-6535
available online November 19, 2020
Arijit Nandi co-authored an article in Environmental Research:
Richardson RA, Harper S, Weichenthal S, et al.
Extremes in water availability and suicide: Evidence from a nationally representative sample of rural Indian adults
Environmental Research. 2020 Nov;190:109969.
McGill University professor Nicole Basta and her team have created an interactive online COVID-19 vaccine tracker, that provides real-time updates on progress in developing a safe and effective vaccine.
As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail time.
Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers.
How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?
Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience. https://www.canada.ca/en/institutes-health-research/news/2017/10/ministe...
New website for McGill’s School of Population and Global Health
By Kim Nightingale
The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to unveil the website for the McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).
Apply before October 4th
Students can now apply for to up to 14 travel awards to help fund global health project in low-resource settings. Deadline to apply is October 4th!
More information is available here: https://lnkd.in/dKY6Amj
Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.
In the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau promised to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.” In early April 2017, the Liberals took a giant step toward fulfilling that promise, introducing a bill aimed at regulating the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, along with a second bill to bring marijuana use under the ambit of the impaired driving laws.
University of Melbourne – Master of Public Health & McGill University – Master of Science in Public Health are offering an exchange program
One semester in beautiful Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne, School of Population and Global Health
MPH Student Exchange Program 2017‐18